Yppah

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Yppah
Birth name Jose Luis Corrales Jr.
Born (1981-03-31) March 31, 1981 (age 33)
Origin Houston, Texas, USA
Genres Electronic
Rock
Shoegaze
Breaks
Occupation(s) Musician
Songwriter
Remixer
Producer
Instruments Guitar
Bass
synthesizers
keyboards
drums
Melodica
Laptop
Years active 2004–present
Labels Ninja Tune
Happy End Music
Associated acts Day of the Woman[disambiguation needed]
Anomie Belle
Website yppah.bandcamp.com
Notable instruments
guitar, bass, drums, keys, turntables

Joe Corrales Jr., also known as Yppah (pronounced "Yippah") is an electronic/rock musician.[1] He is currently signed to Ninja Tune records and resides in Long Beach, California.

History[edit]

Early Years[edit]

Corrales began playing guitar and bass in rock bands during high school, and later became more involved in electronic music and turntablism. He was involved in the early creation of mashups, and was part of a turntablist group called The Truth. Yppah is influenced by shoegaze, various electronic music, psychedelic soul, and rock music, evidenced by heavy use of reverb, effects, and electronics.

You Are Beautiful At All Times[edit]

His first album, titled You Are Beautiful at All Times, was released in 2006 on Ninja Tune records.[2] The single "Again With The Subtitles" was released immediately prior to the album, and is featured in the film, 21 (2008 film). "It's Not The Same," a song from the album, was used in a trailer for Alone in the Dark (2008 video game), as well as the episode Last Resort from House (TV Series). Similarly, the song "In Two, the Weakly" is featured in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode Ending Happy.

They Know What Ghost Know[edit]

They Know What Ghost Know released on May 18, 2009, in the UK, Japan and Australia. U.S. release date was June 23, 2009.[3] Released to positive reviews, the album has a more pronounced shoegaze and psychedelic sound with "lush" instrumentation.[4] The album crosses into numerous genres, with NME associating it with other DJ-based albums[5] while other reviewers referring to it as "big beat".[6]

Eighty One[edit]

Eighty One released on February 4, 2012 in Japan and April 2, 2012 worldwide to critical acclaim. Eighty One is Yppah's most widely received album to date, with the singles "Film Burn" (feat. Anomie Belle) and "D Song" (feat. Anomie Belle) charting on radio stations across North America and Japan.[7] Eighty One features several guest appearances by Seattle artist Anomie Belle who Corrales met when the two artists performed together on tour with Bonobo. Anomie Belle has also appeared with Yppah during live performances, performing on guitar, keys, violin, drum machine and vocals in support of the album.[8]

Untitled Fourth Album[edit]

On October 22, 2012, Corrales announced that the fourth album is almost complete, spanning 11 tracks so far.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • You Are Beautiful At All Times (CD, Album) Ninja Tune 2006
  • They Know What Ghost Know (CD, MP3 bundle) Ninja Tune 2009
  • Eighty One (CD, Album) Ninja Tune 2012

Singles[edit]

  • "Again With The Subtitles" (CD, Single, Promo) Ninja Tune 2006
  • "D. Song (feat Anomie Belle)" (CD, Single, Promo) Ninja Tune 2012
  • "Film Burn (feat Anomie Belle)" (CD, Single, Promo) Ninja Tune 2012
  • "Bushmills" (Digital, Single) Self-released 2014[10]

Remixes[edit]

  • Harvest Dance (CD, Maxi) Harvest Dance (Yppah R... Beat Records 2007
  • Heavyweight Gringos (CD, Album) Coisa Do Gringo (Yppah... Ninja Tune 2008

Production[edit]

  • Babel Fishh - The Use Of (CD, Album) Not On Label 2005
  • Best Friends (CDr, Comp, Ltd) A Photo Of A Photograph Happy End Music 2006
  • Heavyweight Gringos (CD, Album) Coisa Do Gringo (Yppah... Ninja Tune 2008

Appearances[edit]

  • Heavyweight Gringos (CD, Album) Coisa Do Gringo (Yppah... Ninja Tune 2008

Track appearances[edit]

  • Best Friends (CDr, Comp, Ltd) Again With The Subtitles Happy End Music 2006
  • Ninja Tune - You Don't Know Us - A New Selection From Ninja Tune (CD, Promo) Again With The Subtitles Ninja Tune 2006
  • Zentertainment 2006 (CD) Again With The Subtitles Ninja Tune 2006
  • You Don't Know Ninja Cuts DJ Food's 1000 Mask Mix (CD, Mixed) Again With The Subtitles Ninja Tune 2008
  • You Don't Know Ninja Cuts DJ Food's 1000 Mask Mix (File, MP3) Again With The Subtitles Ninja Tune 2008
  • You Don't Know: Ninja Cuts (3xCD, Promo, Album, Comp) Again With The Subtitles Ninja Tune 2008
  • You Don't Know: Ninja Cuts (3xCD, Album) Again With The Subtitles Ninja Tune 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yppah". Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.ninjatune.net/ninja/release.php?id=1185
  3. ^ "Myspace". Blogs.myspace.com. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  4. ^ Martin, Andrew. "Yppah: They Know What Ghost Know". PopMatters. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  5. ^ "NME Album Reviews - Album review: Yppah - 'They Know What Ghost Know'". Nme.Com. 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  6. ^ "Yppah – They Know What Ghost Know (Ninja Tune/Inertia)". Cyclic Defrost. 2009-05-08. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  7. ^ Jason Kinnard. "Song of the Day: Yppah – Film Burn (feat. Anomie Belle)". Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ Shoemaker, Bryce (May 27, 2013). "Sasquatch Recap: Yppah feat Anomie Belle". Nada Mucho. 
  9. ^ First mention of the fourth Yppah album http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151267919940129&id=104725170128
  10. ^ ""Bushmills" single: Free DL". Indie Shuffle. April 2, 2014. 

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